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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

We will leave the lights on for you

As you enter Timber Canyon from Strawberry Pinnacles, there stands an old, abandoned cabin, that at one time must have been the home of a rancher because of the small corral nearby. This picture was taken about 10PM facing the southern Milky Way. (Canon 550D, Tonika wide-angle lens, 30 second exposure at ISO 1600, f-stop of 2.8.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Star Trails - First Attempt

This is my first attempt at imaging Star Trails. Each image was for about 2 minutes, with a 1 minute gap between. The 38 images were processed using the Achim Schaller's freeware from My thanks to Achim for this very nice piece of software. (Image details: ISO 200, f-stop 2.8, 120 seconds, canon 550D, Tonika 11mm wide angle lens, tripod mounted and timed with a Intervalometer). About 2 hours worth of images is about what you can hope for with the 550D standard battery configuration, and that is fully charged.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Whiskey Storage during Prohibition

As told to me by the Mayor of an old mining town in Utah, this is what remains of an actual well that was used to hide illegal whiskey during the days of Prohibition. Picture taken using HDR technique and processed using Photomatix. Camera used was Canon 550D with a Tonika wide-angle lens.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Aspens - Dancing with the stars

The North Star, Polaris seems to attract the swaying aspens. Taken at Powder Mountain, UT at an altitude of about 9,500 feet with a Canon 550D camera and Tonika wide angle lens.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Powder Mountain Aspens

It was a little bright near the Powder Mountain Village Lodge for night photos, but I wanted to catch the moon rise between the aspens. Clouds added to the effect. Taken around 10:30PM with a Canon 550D with a Tonika wide angle lens.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Land of the Midnight Moon

The moon was about 80% full. This 20 second exposure was taken around 11PM looking north. If you look closely, you can see the Big Dipper and the North Star, which seems to be resting on the top of the cliff. I was surprised to see all of the stars with such a bright moon and the layer of clouds.